Nate Dreiling, a redshirt freshman linebacker from Hutchinson, led Division II in tackles with 160 tackles (73 solo, 87 assist); his tackle stats include 13.33 tackles per game and 20.5 tackles-for-loss on the season or approximately 1-in-every-8 tackles resulted in a loss of yardage for the opposition.

Nate Dreiling, a redshirt freshman linebacker from Hutchinson, led Division II in tackles with 160 tackles (73 solo, 87 assist); his tackle stats include 13.33 tackles per game and 20.5 tackles-for-loss on the season or approximately 1-in-every-8 tackles resulted in a loss of yardage for the opposition.

Linebacker Shawn Loiseau of Merrimack finished with 13.30 tackles per game, good for second best, and only Dreiling and Loiseau averaged over 13 tackles per game in Division II.

For his play, Dreiling was named to the Daktronics Division II All-America team, the Associated Press Little All-America team and the Don Hansen All-Super Region Four team.